Wednesday, 5 January 2011


In an attempt to post more often, i have decided to blog about every day stuff, what i spend my life doing, and the little things that make me happy. This is what i love reading about in all your lovely

This is what i made today - home made crumpets - seriously you have n't lived until you have tasted these. You will thank me for encouraging you i promise! Ok, so they went a bit wrong, it was more of a dough than a batter but i persevered and they were fine in the end. As my son decided - 6 out of 10 for presentation but 10 for taste!! I will never buy the rubbery sort again. If you have a go let me know how you get on, i want to know where i went wrong.

Sunday, 2 January 2011

Happy New Year

Well, it has come and gone and has been a lovely quiet family time for us with a chance to realise what a happy family we are. I am inspired by a new year, looking forward after a difficult six months if i'm honest and still not resolved but hopefully getting there. I find this time of the year a little easier than some, i think, as there are two birthdays to look forward to. I have truly felt that home is home this year, a real haven from the busy world.

Don't you find yourself longing for a bit of green though? I can't help flicking through magazine, book and blogs searching for inspiration - do gardens really transform themselves from this muddy mess? I have organised veg growing in anticipation and for once tried growing garlic and broccoli at this time of the year - it is supposed to be ready in a few months but it doesnt look promising.

I so love reading everyone's blogs and feel a bit of an amateur when it comes to keeping up mine, i need to improve, and my photography skills leave a little to be desired!!!!! Here's to another 12 months of happy home-making, may we continue to inspire each other. I don't set myself New Years Resolutions, to my undisciplined mind they are made to be broken, but i look back and see what i have achieved and what i could have done better.

Well, its time to take the tree down, cards down, hoover up pine needles and pack away. Lets hope before very long we will be spring cleaning!